Telluride, Colorado, June 20-24, 2006
Pictures by Charlotte Mueller
- We rented a Ford Escape SUV, which worked very well for us. Comfortable, and just enough room for all our luggage.
- The scene at the end of the road in Telluride. From here, it's 4-wheel-drive Jeep unimproved dirt roads of sorts. Fairly large rocks, potholes and twisty turns make it a tiring road to drive.
- Picnic by the side of the road, after a long and interesting drive through the national forest in back of the airport - the Last Dollar Road
- Picnic, con't
- Dad and Marianne in the hot tub at Riverside condos
- Gerhard on the balcony above the river
- Noch ein mal
- The San Miguel River runs the length of town - it's pretty cold as it comes down from the mountains
took a tour in a red Pinzgauer up to Imogene Pass, a hard road
to drive. You could see our driver Dave strain and pull the
manual-shift truck up the mountain. He admitted after doing this
(or similar drives) two or three times a day, he gets pretty tired.
- The mountains on the way up to Imogene Pass
- We stop to examine a falling-down pretty-old abandoned mining building. At one point, a thousand workers lived up here, with families.
- Dave explains the finer points of building decay
- The Pinzgauer is easy to spot in the distance
- The mining village had a good view
- Apparently the snow only began melting in earnest a few weeks ago
- Free-lance hikers (we left the group and scrambled up a hill of scree)
- Dad conquers 13,14 feet
- The mailstop at the top of the pass
- Flowers neighboring snow
- Volcanic peak
- I am not sure why suddenly, some of the mountains are reddish pink
- Gerhard takes a Bud break
- Clouds clustered but never turned dark
- The view from inside
- Bridalveil Falls
- The view of Telluride down in the valley, on the drive back down from Imogene Pass
- Our friendly condo
- The unwatched and unused media center (well, I did turn on NPR in the mornings)
The virtue of jogging, or, at least, the aftermath
- Time to pack and drive to Durango ...
Last modified: July 18, 2006